Lagos state command of the Nigerian Police is really fighting the menace of hard drugs and illegal firearms.

In a raid that left four people dead including a 14-year-old school boy, the Lagos State police command seized bags of hemp and made several arrests.

The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, Edgal Imohimi on Thursday paraded 255 suspects arrested during a raid at Akala-Mushin and Idi-Oro areas of Lagos State.

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According to the police statement, the raid of criminal hideouts in these areas became pertinent because of the brazen nature criminals living amongst the people attack residents and law enforcement officers with impunity.

“Sequel to the above, the CP ordered a raid of identified criminal enclaves in Akala-Mushin and Idi-Oro.  During the raid, these criminal elements resisted the police by hurling stones and different types of missiles at them, breaking windscreens of some vehicles parked on the roadsides.

“This did not deter the police from arresting 255 suspects comprising of 246 males and 9 females, seizing 39 big bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp and recovering of two pump action rifles and ammunition in the process.”

The Commissioner of Police vowed that the Command will not rest until drug peddlers, cultists and armed criminals are rid from the streets of Lagos.

The statement added that investigation into the case is concluded and all arrested criminals have been charged to court with the collaboration of the Directorate of Public Prosecution. 

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